Tips to improve your Cattle housing to prevent Mastitis


Tips to improve your Cattle housing to prevent Mastitis

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  • Bedding quality, quantity and cubicle design are all crucial for cow comfort and to create an adverse environment for mastitis bugs. Thick, deep bedding with a correctly positioned neck rail and brisket board will ensure the bed remains dry and the cow is positioned correctly to keep the udder clean.
  • Sand beds, whilst not practical for all systems, offer excellent comfort and an inert environment, which discourages pathogen survival.
  • Check ventilation in sheds to ensure cool air is circulated evenly throughout.
  • Good ventilation will ensure buildings remain cool and dry. Warm, humid environments encourage pathogens to multiply rapidly.
  • Regularly scrape passageways and clean beds, applying more bedding as often as necessary to ensure beds remain clean and dry and cows are encouraged to lie in the beds.

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